- VFC Mk16 Mod0
- SCAR Light Standard rifle
- Length: 626/852 mm
- Weight: 3100 gr
- Magazine: 300 rounds compatible with M4/16 magazines
- Barrel Length: 380 mm
- Steel and Nylon Fiber construction
- High Precision Reinforced V2 Gear Box with 8 mm bushing
- Battery: fits small type
- Muzzle Velocity: 100 m/s (1J)
- Flat Dark Earth colour
Such a meaningful rifle, VFC as the leader of airsoft manufacturer certainly pay highly attention to it. Since SCAR was born, the RD team of VFC paid a lot of effort and cost to develop this first gun of 21st century to special force fans!
VFC has decided to make SCAR-L STD, which is the most popular with soldiers and civilian, for their first modern class positive electronic air soft rifle product. Receiver was made by Aluminum with high class positive electrode treatment, to unfold closeness and exquisite characters of high technology in 21 century. Critical parts are made by steel, has the same size as real one, which more realistic and unassailable.
The battery compartment provides access without tools simply by a push-pin and removal of the butt-plate. The pin is captive, so you don't need to worry about losing small parts in the field. The space reserved for the battery goes through the stock, so you can opt for a longer battery simply if you keep the stock in a longer position. Due to the external limitations, small type cells can be used. The stock can be folded and retracted at the same time. There are 6 positions that will satisfy every player and 3 height positions.
The VFC SCAR-L has some weight to it, but being a replica of a modern assault rifle, it is still comfortably light to handle. In addition to the real-like weight, the VFC SCAR feels rock solid. There is no creaking or flex to be found anywhere, and even the folding stock seems like it's not going to snap off.
The front of the AEG is especially sturdy, as it is all metal inside out. The 13.8 inch outer barrel is attached to the lower rail frame, and this assembly is screwed onto the upper receiver with six screws, three on each side. As a very nice detail, a Torx key has been integrated into the gas regulator, so you can actually separate the outer barrel assembly from the upper receiver without using any separate tools! The flash hider is metal as well that can accept a QD silencer.
The whole upper part of the gun sports a Picatinny rail that can take any optical device desired by the user. The model comes with two CNC crafted flip up sights.
Internal mechanism has a reinforced version 2 gearbox designed by VFC exclusively for the SCAR series. The gearbox utilizes 8mm steel bearings, EG1300 high torque motor, high precision steel gears, and anti-friction reinforced polymer piston.
As recently as 2003, the US SOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) announced the search for a new assault rifle for the finest combatants on the face of the Earth. After rigorously testing a few existing models and newly developed candidates, the FN Herstal entry beat out the competition by meeting the criteria and naturally offering a good deal. The new weapon is called the "SCAR", which stands for Special forces Combat Assault Rifle. A lot of insight and feedback from actual operators was used in the design and development process, which has been unbelieveably rapid. The reliability requirements were set to three times the levels of current assault rifles, but the requirements included other important features such as accuracy (sub-MOA) and modularity as well. The weapons family includes two main variants, Light and Heavy, both in three different lengths.
The FN SCAR-L (Mk 16) is loosely based on their older FNC assault rifle. The first SCAR prototypes were in fact built on FNC lower receivers. The upper receiver has been redesigned externally to be modular, allowing the user to mount optics and various other accessories easily to the weapon, to tailor it to suit the specific needs of each mission. The bolt handle can be switched from one side to another depending on the user preference, and all controls are ambidextrous. Being a gas piston operated rifle, it is less prone to overheating and fouling than the AR-15 type weapons family, which direct the hot gases into the action via a gas tube.
The SCAR-L will replace the M4A1 Carbine, Mk 18 CQBR and Mk12 SPR models currently in special forces (SOCOM) service. With 90% of the parts in common between the three SCAR-L variants, it can be adapted to all of these roles with ease. The short and medium variants have barrels just shy of 10 and 14 inches (253 mm and 351 mm respectively), while the long variant reaches to 18" (457 mm). The standard and sniper variants of the SCAR-H will replace the M14-based rifles (such as the EBR) and the Mk 11 (SR-25), and creates new possibilities with the short CQB-model.